Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth
it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.
And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the
servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with
the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as
with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him.
God will turn the earth upside down [1
and scatter all of its people.
3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and
utterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word.
The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away,
the haughty people of the earth do languish.
The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because
transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting
The earth will be completely destroyed.
6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein
are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men
All the people on earth will be burned,
except for a few men, maybe. 
7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merryhearted do
There is no more wine.
All the merryhearted sigh.
8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the
joy of the harp ceaseth.
It is the day the music died.
They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to
them that drink it.
No one will drink wine or sing. 
Strong drinks will taste bitter.
The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man
may come in.
There is confusion in the city.
Houses are shut up, so that no one may come in.
11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth
of the land is gone.
There is crying for wine in the streets.
All joy and mirth is gone.
In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.
When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there
shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when
the vintage is done.
They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the
LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea.
Wherefore glorify ye the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God
of Israel in the isles of the sea.
From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to
the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the
treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers
have dealt very treacherously.
Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the
Fear, the pit, and the snare are on everyone.
And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear
shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit
shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and
foundations of the earth do shake.
Those who run in fear will fall into the pit.
Those who come out of the pit will be trapped in the snare.
The foundations of the earth shake. 
The drunken earth, confounded moon, and ashamed sun
The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved,
the earth is moved exceedingly.
The earth is broken down, has completely dissolved, and moves exceedingly.
The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like
a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it
shall fall, and not rise again.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall punish the host of the high ones
that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison,
and after many days shall they be visited.
The earth reels too and fro like a drunkard.
It falls, and will not rise.
Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of
hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients
The moon will be confounded and the sun ashamed,
when God reigns from Mount Zion in Jerusalem.